Khune advises peers to invest their moola

BAFANA Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs goalie, Itumeleng "Spider" Khune has advised his football peers to invest their money wisely so that they will be financially secure when their soccer careers end.

Khune has started preparing himself for life after the football headlines by buying a 20 percent stake of the upmarket Rhapsody's restaurant in Sunnyside, Pretoria.

He is also hoping to spread his wings soon by buying more shares in three other restaurants in Pretoria, Polokwane and Bloemfontein.

"This is a dream come true for me. I have always wanted to venture into business and invest my money," said Khune, who is managed by Jazzman Mahlakgane.

"We've been reading stories about soccer players who end up down-and-out after retiring.

"You don't play football for ever and ever. It is important that you have something to fall back on when your services are no longer needed by the club or you quit due to injuries.

"It is good to buy top-of-the-range cars, but I always advise my friends to buy a house first."

Mahlakgane, a former professional football player with Dynamos, said: "We are very happy to have secured a business deal for Itu. We have decided Itu must not put all his eggs in one basket.

"I'm also trying to help other players in my stable such as Teko Modise, Punch Masenamela and others. We don't want them to become paupers when they retire."

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